Script to clone all git repositories from all projects of a privately hosted Bitbucket server 1

The following script can download all git repositories from all of the projects that you have access to on a privately hosted Bitbucket server.

The execution work-flow of this script is as follows:

  1. It will ask for your username (the one you use to login on the Bitbucket server)
  2. Then it will ask for your password, the password will not be visible on screen as you type because we disabled the echo functionality for that step.
  3. Later, you will be prompted to provide the URL of the server, for this step be sure to define the protocol if it is http or https and the correct port number as well (e.g.
  4. Finally, you will be requested to give the location to where the repositories should be cloned to.
  5. Then the script will connect to the server, get the list of projects that you have access to and for each project retrieve the repositories of the project and clone them in the designated folder. (compressed) (700 downloads)

echo -n "Username: ";
read username;
echo -n "Password: "; 
#Disabling echo, so that password will not be visible on screen
read -s password
#Enabling echo

echo -n "Server (e.g ";
read server;
echo -n "Location to clone repositories in: ";
read location;

mkdir -p "$location";
cd "$location";

#Getting all projects
curl --user "$username:$password" "$server/rest/api/1.0/projects/" | \
  grep -oP '"key":"\K\w+' | xargs -I {} -n 1 -I_project -- sh -c \
    "curl --user \"$username:$password\" \"$server/rest/api/1.0/projects/_project/repos\" | grep -o '\"ssh:[^ ,]\+' | xargs -L1 git clone";

exit 0; (compressed) (700 downloads)


Notes for the future:

  • Separate the cloned repositories per project
  • Support for people that have hundreds of projects and/or hundreds of repositories using the paging functionality